References, resources & recommended reading.
Sáncte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proélio, cóntra nequitiam et insídias diabólica estou præsídium. Ímperet ílio Déus, súpplices deprecámur: tuque, prínceps militiæ cæléstis, Sátanam aliósque spíritus malígnos, qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in múndo, divína virtúte, in inférnum detrúde. Ámen.
"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; therefore be wise as serpents, and innocent as doves." ~ Matthew 10:16
† BOOKS for ALTERNATIVE MEDIA RESEARCH †
Resources & Locations for Affordable Book Access & Purchase
• Library Genesis : An amazing resource. You can get many PDF's or iBooks of a vast array of works for free. Although I strongly dislike reading on a computer screen for an extended amount of time, it's effective for more precise reading on select topics, especially from expensive books, and being able to find material quickly using key word searches; for these purposes this site is second to none.
If I happen upon an otherwise expensive book that I intend to use extensively, I can print it out at FedEx online. If done on double sided B/W paper, including a binder, it's almost as good, and there's wider margins of blank space for easier note-taking. You can also usually find a coupon code to greatly reduce the price, and magically a $150-300 book can be yours for usually less than $50. I must have saved thousands of dollars using Library Genesis over the past few years, so it's highly recommended.
• Amazon : Though I try to avoid Amazon for a variety of reasons, you will likely get the best price for used books here.
• Ebay : Ebay often has rarer books, but they aren't always the best prices.
• AbeBooks : I've found a few gems using AbeBooks from time to time.
• Archive.org : Usually you can find most public domain books, with the option for .PDF download, and some modern books too. There is now a 'borrow' feature for many books, so you can save money that way as well.
• GoogleBooks : Very useful to browse books, keyword search for content, and preview to see if a book is worth buying.
• Local Thrift Store : I've bought many books at an old local thrift store I used to live next to, which usually amounts to about $2-5 per book. Often times you'll find useful history, religion and biography books in these types of stores. Usually these books will be attached to Liberal academia, but it will give a good insight into how 'the establishment' views history, but of more importance you get the primary sources. If you can detach from the narrative these books will be written with, and draw better conclusions, this is a very cheap and effective way to build a useful reference library.
• Esoteric Online : Often times you can find the more esoteric books in .PDF form for free. I'd recommend you don't waste your money buying them if possible, when most can be found on various Occult sites for free or even just a small fee to bulk download dozens of them in a .ZIP file.
I'm planning on making a video in the near future to share some tips that I've learned and utilized over the years to save a lot of time and money; to find the right books containing what you are looking for; to find select information that is relevant and avoid reading through pages of irrelevant text; etc.
† PART ONE †
Reading on History, European Christendom, Catholicism & …*gasp*…'Conspiracy'
• Introductory Statement : Here is an eclectic listing of books that have been useful for me in my years down the rabbit hole. This journey, for better or worse, began more consciously around 2012 at the ripe-old-age of 30 years. After many moons of reading, listening and absorbing a vast amount of material – much of it being complete horse-you-know-what – I learned a thing or two (hopefully). I will share some basic insights to accompany each book in hopes of saving you much of the time that I consumed.
I have not read the majority of these books cover to cover, but rather used many as references (or have future plans to complete them). Such is the nature of extensive research. Sometimes just a short chapter, properly comprehended, is all you need to gain a vast amount of progress; the kind of advancement that reading 1,000 pages of a book – even with moderate comprehension – will not give. For me, quality over quantity triumphs in this realm. If you can combine them both, along with a heavy dose of humility, well… that's about as good as it will get in my book.
I will mark each book I've read cover to cover with a red asterisk before the authors name. I'll also begin with the three strongest works that have helped me see the Light of the Catholic Church; in contrast to the so-called-light of the Masonic Church (we'll get to those in Part Two). I'll also give the best-supporting-actors to accompany them. Here we go…
A Holy Trinity - Barruel, Coulombe & Jones
*Barruel, Augustin ‡ Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism (Jaki, Stanley) ‡ This is not an easy read, but it blows the lid off of just about everything in both the exoteric AND esoteric world. You will see just how much of a farce the Enlightenment was, and how so many in the Alt-Media who talk about combatting Freemasonic conspiracies and/or the Illuminati actually hold fast and true to their very same doctrines and philosophies without even being aware of it. This is not to be judgmental of those who make this mistake; this is the hidden intention. It is very difficult to see through this, and was in the dark on these issues for the majority of my life. I can be thankful that I was blessed with the means to go through these resources that help to demonstrate this––something most people cannot do. Nonetheless, this mistake locks people into same, tired-old "Dark Ages" propaganda; such as the Black Legend against Catholic Spain; which aligns hand-in-glove with Establishment history.
On the esoteric side of the coin, Barruel's Memoirs exposes Masonic origins, rituals and Occultism; he also shows how this connects to the Enlightenment Philosophs and later the Bavarian Illuminati. In turn, this also demonstrates a "Judaizing" element amongst esoteric Masonry and Theosophy (Freemasonry's "twin sister" as I call it). Memoirs also draws a fine-line distinction between Jesuitism (so-called) and Freemasonry, despite, on the whole, an abundant amount of confusion on this topic in the Alt-Media. Again, this is entirely understandable given the wretched state of the Jesuits during our present day.
This important work gives full documentation that forces all the anti-Catholic propagandists across the board to resort to Twitter-esque one sentence dismissals of Memoirs; without addressing a single one of the endless multitude of proofs provided! If you'd like to go through an extensive cliff-notes version of the 850 pages of Barruel's Memoirs, I invite you to sign up for the Adept Members plan in order to gain access to this series. In doing so you'll be Illuminated (ironically); but in a much more real and profound way; far more so than any original or revised ritual of the Bavarian Illuminati or Freemasonry could ever hope to achieve. Barruel gives us the real conspiracy, and it didn't even require Ancient Aliens or lizard-folk to do so.
*Coulombe, Charles ‡ Puritan's Empire ‡ For me, reading this book was the first time history ever made sense. Until I read this book, I had no problem going all Anatoly Fomenko on history. I.e. just assuming it was all made-up recycled garbage and a massive lie. Unfortunately that road leads to nowhere (save for infinite amounts of questions with no tangible answers), and you begin to realize it's much more about the narrative being distorted rather than simply being made-up or having invented "facts." Mr. Coulombe's work is far from conspiratorial, thus working in the exoteric world in the same way that Barruel's does in the esoteric one. Yet they are teaching the same fundamental things; nor do they conflict or contradict. That constitutes a divinely orchestrated paradigm in my mind; as humans can't accomplish such continuity of their own accord.
Herein lies the key to understanding: The Catholic history (once detached from the watered-down Novus Ordo or Modernist versions) unified both the esoteric AND exoteric worlds; with complete continuity, coherence and unified consciousness. Whereas the largely dominant Protestant or Masonic mindsets in the Alt-Media (whether they are aware or not) have a more incomplete continuity and lack of coherence. For them, the exoteric and esoteric both are unified in a sub-consciousness manner: which is that the same forces they claim to be combatting and "exposing" came from the very same ideologies they were attached to (Protestantism & Freemasonry)––a very unfortunate scenario.
Puritan's Empire gives the modern history that should be taught in classrooms. It should be taught alongside the WASP or Whig-Masonic version; set upon equal standards of judgement; then letting the students decide for themselves which one stacks up better; rather than throwing a veil of darkness over the Catholic version for the instances it does not deserve. That is not to say there are not legit instances of darkness in Catholic history! There are plenty of them. But compare and contrast them, using equal standards of judgement, and it will become apparent to any objective observer that there's a huge problem with massive inconsistencies in the way these things are presented today to the vast majority of people––in both the exoteric AND esoteric world.
Similar to Barruel's Memoirs, this work is well balanced, even sympathetic and understanding to people of all backgrounds and situations; despite both Barruel and Coulombe being "bigots" according to Enlightenment standards. The same standards that are ironically based purely on a subjective Reason Alone ideal; the antithesis to Luther's Faith Alone. Therein lies the dialectical conundrum of Protestantism and Masonry: two polarities that are alchemically merged into their anti-Catholic synthesis; all under the banners of Liberty! Equality! Fraternity! (though their definitions of that tend to vary wildly).
Jones, E. Michael ‡ The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit, And its Impact on World History ‡ Dr. Jones provides the missing link to Barruel's and Coulombe's works by exclusively discussing Jewish power, in relationship to Catholic Christendom, throughout 2,000 years of world history. You probably don't have to search very far on the internet to find accusations of "anti-Semitism" leveled against this 'real-life' Indiana Jones (Indiana being his state of residence). This sort of Catholic "anti-Semitism" is constantly being erroneously connected to the Nazi's persecution of the Jews. However, similar to Hollywood's version of Indiana Jones, this Dr. is also not a fan of Nazis. He even gets constant harassment and hate from the Alt-Right for his utter rejection of biological determinism as having anything to do with the so-called 'Jewish race,' or any alleged impact, ranging from nefarious to benign, of the behavioral spectrum.
Contrary to New York Times-esque opinions, Dr. Jones has done a great service to Jews in writing this book. He's one of the few who's willing to be honest about these issues; of which conflicts b/w Judaism and Catholicism is just one of many. He's gone on numerous talk shows with a wide range of Jews, from Kabalistic, to Zionist, to Cosmopolitan. He treats them all the same as he treats the Gentile groups––ranging from Alt-Right, to Zen-Buddhist, to Atheist, etc.
Though E. Michael Jones is rather fiery in most lectures and interviews, his writing is extremely erudite and readable; in spite of many works such, as this, being over 1,000 pages! ; of which I've read a good chunk thus far. In fact, his writing is superior to his public speaking, which says a lot. As with Barruel and Coulombe, you may disagree with Dr. Jones narrative and opinions, but he presents boat-loads of facts and evidence to support his positions. He constantly uses Jewish sources to prove his point. This is similar to how Barruel constantly used Enlightenment and Masonic / Illuminati sources to prove his. Also recommended by Dr. Jones is: ‡ Barren Metal, A History of Capitalism as the Conflict Between Labor and Usury ‡
Other Noteworthy & Scholarly Books/Reference Works
*Barber, Malcolm ‡ The Cathars: Dualist Heretics in Languedoc in the High Middle Ages ‡ An excellent resource on the Cathars, who they were (essentially Manichean Gnostic-Dualists), and why they were so dangerous to Christendom. And that the Inquisition was rightly created to prevent situations like the Albigensian Crusade, thus why there were no more crusades after this. There is an in-depth discussion of this book in episode 20 of the P2BP podcast.
Beringer, Wolfgang ‡ Witches and Witch-Hunts: A Global History ‡ This book shows that witch-hunts were, for the most part, in Protestant territories. There were certainly Catholics involved in German witch-hunts, especially in leadership positions, but many were Catholic in name only as they were integrated into the Protestant government and society and thus more influenced by them than Catholic regimes, so this complicates matters. A clear example of this is that in the Catholic countries where the Inquisition was a predominant institution, there were virtually no witch-hunts. This is because the Inquisitors found witch-hunts to be superstitious, and that the claims of those claiming “witchcraft” (e.g. flying through the air) were to be pitied and deemed as mental illness in most cases. Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Austria, Italy and France – traditionally all countries with a strong Catholic presence – had, per capita, some of the lowest rates of witch trials and persecutions during all eras of the European witch-hunts.
There were also witch hunts in Africa as recently as the 1970‘s, as African vigilantes overrode European Christian laws against such practices, and took matters into their own hands by murdering those accused of witchcraft. So much for the Noble Savage and alleged 'inherent evils' of European colonialism; in contrast to the pre-Christian Africa that supposedly lived in harmony with nature all singing Kumbaya whilst holding hands in unity.
Bremmer, Jan N. ‡ The Strange World of Human Sacrifice ‡ Going through any quality academic work on human sacrifice, such as as this one, is beyond sufficient to show you that the religions of the natives pre-Christian culture couldn’t be described as anything but horrifying on a large scale. There are a number of books on this topic I've perused through, but this one is the most comprehensive in it's coverage of human sacrifice across the entire world. I.e. humane sacrifice was not subject only to the Native Americas, for you could find it in Pagan Europe, China, India, Japan, Greece and even in African nations. One such example is given in Ghana where female slaves were sacrificed for wealthy men’s funerals; much to the chagrin of Marxist/Leftist university "professors" who promote female empowerment along with their own Noble Savage version of history. You know this version well: the one where mankind was all singing Kumbaya in harmony, before evil European colonialism imposed its objective standards of Christian morality upon all of the world (how dare they!). Reading books such as these absolutely destroys any such notions. If you want other recommendations on the topic, feel free to contact me.
Brenner, Lenni ‡ The 51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration With the Nazis ‡ This book is a strange conundrum. The author is an admitted Marxist/Trotskyite, yet he gives excellent historical documentation to show a variety of Zionist viewpoints from both the Anglo/American and Germanic/Eastern European sides of the Zionist coin. Oddly enough, there are some sympathies to be had with the German Zionists who dealt with the Nazis in ventures such as the Haavara Transfer, despite the point of Brenner's book as being to all out demonize them.
Though there are certainly legitimate criticisms to be had against German Zionists, it's not as black and white as Brenner makes it out to be, and even more telling is the viewpoints of Anglo-American Zionism; which are often very harsh on the German Zionists (as Brenner is), yet their writings tend to be far more appalling! Especially the writings of Vladimir Jabotinsky, of whom the successors of his Zionist tradition are the Netanyahu family: the current ruling power in Israel today.
Conway, J.S. ‡ The Nazi Persecutions of the Churches 1933-1945 ‡ The most important book to understand how the Nazis feared the Ultramontane Jesuit Order more than any other group in regards to the criticisms of Nazi racial policies on the Jews. Often times Protestants will make attempts to conflate the Jesuits and Nazis, which is an utter projection. The Nazis and their Pan-German predecessors had no use for the Ultramontane Church or its Jesuitical foot-solders; but they had plenty of use for Martin Luther as an Aryan Hero fighting against the evils of the Jews and the Catholic Church's profane "Latin cult," supposedly coming from a Mediterranean sub-race inferior to the superiority of Protestant-German stock. The 3rd Reich's Away From Rome and previous Reich's Kulturkampf movements would benefit greatly from Protestant-Lutheran anti-Catholicism and Jesuit conspiracy theories which led up to the atrocities of WWII.
Here is just a small sample of the more telling quotes and revelations from the book:
"[The] Jesuits' notorious hostility to the Nazi state [was] guilty of 'pacifist activity and destructive criticism'" and were "the most serious opponent we [the Nazi’s] have, since [the Jesuit’s] organization [the Catholic Church] has existed for 2,000 years."
[Instructions given to S.S. Bavarian police] "[The Jesuits are] instigating systematic and far-reaching activities in Bavaria to undermine the Third Reich, and to bring contempt even on the Führer himself…”
The Papacy banned Myth of the 20th Century as Nazi "evils of the New Heathenism." Protestant Churches were to discourage "alien ideas imported from Rome or Jerusalem." [i.e. no Jewish or Catholic religion allowed].
Davis, Robert C. ‡ Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters, White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800 ‡Tired of hearing the same old 'black and white' narratives on slavery? (pun intended) without any shades of grey? This book destroys the SJW-Marxist history on slavery. For this, look no further than Northern African Turkish slave traders, whom were the source of selling Blacks into the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and oddly enough, and much to the chagrin of LGBT Leftists, these traders had a 'rich' tradition of homosexual and Greek pederasty culture; these being the very same slave owners who sold African Blacks into slavery. But let's not stop there, they also took large numbers of 'White' slaves (i.e. Christians). There is an in-depth discussion of this book in Part 2 of episode 30 on the P2BP podcast.
Edwards Jr., Mark U. ‡ Luther's Last Battles: Politics and Polemics 1531-46 ‡ You’ll never look at Luther in the same way. In his commissioned cartoons by Lucas Cranach, Luther depicts the Papacy as being birthed from the anus of a demon (lovely), that the Pope and his Cardinals should be executed and hung, and even shows German Protestants 'mooning' and 'breaking-wind' at the Pope and his Papal Bulls. Luther also depicts a German Protestant 'defecating' into the Papal Tiara. Not exactly “Christian” behavior. He also calls particular Papal authorities “sh*t bishops” and is using all sorts of vulgar language in all of his polemics against the Papacy. He was the O.G. of calling Papacy the “Whore of Babylon” riding the “Beast” of Pagan Rome, which has never lost it’s flair amongst the more zealous Protestants.
El-Abbadi, Mostafa & Fathallah, Omnia Mounir ‡ What Happened to the Ancient Library of Alexandria? ‡ This work goes through the primary sources for the destruction of the "Great" (so-called) Library of Alexandria, the death of Hypatia, etc. These events, of course, are spuriously blamed on Catholic Christianity and the “Dark Ages” mentality of the Church; Carl Sagan did much to perpetuate these myths, despite supposedly being all about empirical data and objective scientific facts. Some of this book is in non-English language.
*Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas ‡ The Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and their Influence on Nazi Ideology ‡ This excellent work shows the Occult and Theosophical roots of Nazism. To be sure, the racial ideology of the Nazis was not part of H.P. Blavatsky’s system, for her's was a system of spiritual and intellectual “elites”––not Germanic blood and soil like the Nazis. Regardless, these systems of Gnostic and Theosophical thought were influential on the Nazi party’s more esoteric side, though that was a minority faction. Regardless, neither side of the Nazi spectrum – esoteric or otherwise – had any use or room for Jesuits and/or Catholics who held to Counter-Reformation ideals. There is an in-depth discussion of this book in episode 26 of the P2BP podcast.
Grant, Edward ‡ The Foundations of Modern Science in the Middle Ages: Their Religious, Institutional, and Intellectual Contexts ‡ This work shows how the Catholic Church created the university with the Seven Liberal Arts, Trivium / Quadrivium method, and were bringing knowledge to everyone through a slow steady progress with careful consideration about the impacts of it on the morals and stability of society, etc. Very much unlike today where it's 'pedal-to-the-medal' in bringing new tech to the world, like the salvation of the human race depends on it; you can decide how effective the latter strategy has been in contrast to the former.
Greer, Margaret R. & Mignolo, Walter D. & Quilligan, Maureen ‡ Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires ‡ This book shows how the Anglo-American history takes a legit racist view of the Spanish, which is: that their alleged inherent backwardness was due to their supposed mixing with "Negro" (Moor) blood. All this was part of their polemics and propaganda campaign to formulate the Black Legend against the Spanish-Catholic Empire.
This is especially relevant to the Radical Left of today who decry colonialism as "racist!" while attacking Spanish Catholicism with the very same Black Legend propaganda that was invented by 'rich white dudes' who promoted Anglo-Saxon supremacy and racism against blacks within that very same propaganda they are using to supposedly combat it! In further irony, this book is written from a Leftist perspective. This is made quite apparent at the start, and is obvious in the book's treatment on the Jewish conversos and so-caled Catholic 'anti-Semitism.' Nevertheless, and similar to the Trotskyite Brenner dealing with Zionism, this book provides excellent sources to show the Anglo-Protestant 'White Legend' (i.e. supremacy) involved in the formation of the Spanish-Catholic 'Black Legend.'
Hoffman, Michael ‡ Judaism's Strange Gods ‡ I have mixed feelings about recommending a Michael Hoffman book. On one hand he does a very good job of documenting 'controversial' Talmudic content, along with other 'controversial' Rabbinical statements. On the other hand, Hoffman appears to have a bit of the Puritanical 'witch-hunter' spirit coursing through his veins. Despite his claiming (I think?) to be a traditional Catholic he seems very Protestant in his rhetoric regarding the Renaissance and Counter-Reformation; I also sense a bit of a Sedavacantist vibe? I can only speculate, as I've never personally heard an interview where he details any specific beliefs on Catholicism, but there's a few 'red flags' that have gone off for me when absorbing Hoffmans' material and narratives interpreting it.
I'm not throwing stones, and I have no 'beef' with him personally; I'm just keeping it real, as those previously described dispositions seem to result in some rather uncharitable behavior at times, in which I've observed – on occasion – coming from Mr. Hoffman. Nonetheless, when I 'fact-checked' some of the more intriguing and controversial passages that caught my eye in Judaism's Strange Gods, they all checked out as 'kosher' (pun sort-of intended?). I didn't check every thing, but enough to be impressed that Mr. Hoffman was keeping the context true to the letter – as far as my reading comprehension level could tell – and that's hard to do when you read this kind of stuff that degrades the 'goy' and even many Jews (e.g. women and the 'am ha'aretz' who participate in "brainless farming").
*Jütte, Daniel ‡ The Age of Secrecy, Jews, Christians, and the Economy of Secrets, 1400-1800 ‡ An extremely well-documented work on the relationship of Jewish Kabbalah & Magic, being transmuted into Cabala (with a "C"), and distributed en masse amongst the 'goy' of Christendom during the Renaissance era leading up to the so-called Enlightenment. There is an in-depth discussion of this book in episode 28 of the P2BP podcast.
Peters, Edward ‡ Inquisition ‡ This work utterly refutes all the nonsense about the Inquisition and is on par with or perhaps better than Kamen’s book in it's ability to do so. As much as we might love Monty Python and Dostoevsky, you probably want to take the promulgation of their views on the Inquisition with a grain of salt after reading books such as this one.
Pinay, Maurice ‡ The Plot Against the Church ‡ A controversial but important work. This is a more 'conspiratorial' version of E. Michael Jones' Jewish Revolutionary Spirit. A fair warning, this book could potentially influence people towards Sedavacantist type views, and/or give an inclination to view Jewish conversions to Catholicism as inherently dangerous and futile. I do not want to promote or enable these types of views, and while the book doesn't (as far as I can tell) overtly promote these ideas, it's not a stretch to say that it certainly could send one in those directions without much resistance. That being said, it's an excellent resource with tons of legit documentation; with detailed yet clear and concise writing; with a learned yet unpretentious spirit. It's what you might expect from a group of higher up traditional Catholic clergymen who could foresee the Vatican II fruits long before they developed into what they are in our current state of Church crisis some 50-60 years later.
Powell, Philip Wayne ‡ Tree of Hate: Propaganda and Prejudices Affecting United States Relations with the Hispanic World ‡ An excellent resource to show how the Anglo-American propaganda, was and still is merciless in its slander & hypocrisy against, and at the expense of, Catholicism; in particular the Spanish/Latino cultures. All of the typical Black Legend claims are refuted here, and it is actually the Protestant and Enlightenment propagandists whom are shown to be ones cultivating a “Tree of Hate” ; a tree which still grows to this day, with many, many branches.
*Kamen, Henry ‡ The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision ‡ This work is seen as highly authoritative on the Spanish Inquisition. Kamen clears up much of the propaganda and exaggerations that surround it such as: the exaggerated numbers of executions (about 3,000-6,000 over hundreds of years, a far cry from Jack Chick comics claiming in the millions), torture, its targets and why, and its impact and effect on the culture; which was relatively little despite modernity's attempts to portray it like it was the cruelest institution of all time.
Although there's a highly suspect shadow influence on this book, that of the Prime Minister of Israel's father (Benzion Netanyahu) whom Kamen personally thanks in the preface, it is still a balanced work that shows that tensions between Catholics and Jews in Spain were certainly not a one way street coming from either side of the conflict. However, sometimes there are more cars on one side of the road than the other in any given instance or period of hostilities.
MacCulloch, Diarmaid ‡ All Things Made New: The Reformation and its Legacy ‡ This book is worth it just for the chapter on the Robert Ware forgeries alone, which helps 'debunk' various Jesuit conspiracy theories that were promulgated by Protestant England during the 17th century and even still continue to this day. In fact, these same Jesuit conspiracy works, that supposedly expose their alleged ends justify the means 'secret doctrines,' were magically 'resurrected' by H.P. Blavatky of all people, in chapter 8 of her Isis Unveiled Vol. II; which is essentially a chapter-long rant on the Catholic Church and in particular the influence of the Jesuits in the 19th century. This same chapter of Blavatsky's book dismisses Barruel's 'conspiracy theories' in only a few sentences, and without a single legitimate refutation to be found.
Maryks, Robert Aleksander ‡ The Jesuit Order as a Synagogue of Jews, Jesuits of Jewish Ancestry and Purity-of-Blood Laws in the Early Society of Jesus ‡ There is an in-depth discussion of this book in episode 24 of the P2BP podcast, and also on Tim Kelly's Our Interesting Times podcast, which deliberates the very murky waters of the converso influence on the Spanish Jesuits, and their Memorialistas battles vs. the Jesuits of Rome during the mid-late 16th century. I couldn't have done these discussions without this book; it's free in .PDF format on the Brill website (one of the few). Some of this book is in non-English language.
*Nicosia, Francis R. ‡ Zionism and Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany ‡ This book is a strange conundrum for the opposite reasons of Brenner's 51 Documents work: this author demonstrates a multitude of collaborations of the German Zionists and the S.S. / Nazi regime, yet attempts to discredit the idea that there was 1) ever a collaboration and 2) that the Nazis ever treated the Zionist's more favorably than Assimilationist Jews. This is the heart of his narrative and interpretation of the facts/documents he provides. As the lone 3-star review of this book on Amazon, by the username 'Germinal,' states, "This is one of those strange history books where the author goes to war with his own evidence." I wholeheartedly agree. In fact, Mr. Germinal's review pretty much sums up my sentiments on the book so well, that I'll encourage you to read it for yourself.
I'll leave you with a hidden gem taken from the book: a quote found on pp. 119, by Reinhard Heydrich, notoriously one of the most sadistic of all the Nazis (up there with the omnipresent Dr. Mengele), as he describes the relationship of the Nazi regime to the Zionists, "[Nazism] is in agreement with the great spiritual movement within Jewry itself, Zionism, whose position is based on the recognition of the unity of Jewry throughout the world, and the rejection of all ideas of mixing in." Who knew that über-S.S. officials – such as Heydrich – thought Jewish Zionism was a great spiritual movement during the height of Nazi powers!
Schäfer, Peter ‡ Jesus in the Talmud ‡ An important book that directly connects blasphemies and curses against Jesus Christ and Mary in the Jewish Talmud; these also relate, indirectly, to views in Protestantism and Freemasonry that attack the Catholic Church in a similar, albeit more nuanced and subconscious, way.
It's rumored that Shäfer himself is a Jew, and I thought this was the case myself, but upon further investigation I could not confirm this. I even found one source that he's a Catholic, but I wasn't able to confirm that either. Nonetheless the book is excellent despite a few minor errors, none which take away the fundamental points at hand.
Verhoeven, Timothy ‡ Transatlantic Anti-Catholicism: France and the United States in the Nineteenth Century ‡ An amazing work showing that the Protestant-Masonic alliance spread vast amounts of rather absurd anti-Catholic propaganda in the 19th century via academia, entertainment and news-media. Ironically, these are all the same institutions the Protestant-Masonic minded Alt-Media complains about today (e.g. NY Times, etc.), while also blaming conspiracies on the Jesuits and the Catholic Church as being wrapped up in the same nefarious package! I.e. promoting the very same rhetoric that came from those very same NWO conglomerates (albeit 19th century versions) they claim to be against! A P2BP episode will be created to discuss this book's profound revelations, and to deliberate the complexities of them.
Westman, Robert S. ‡ The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order ‡ An excellent work that goes through an enormous amount of material related to the Renaissance eras debates over science & cosmology, geocentrism vs. heliocentrism, astronomy vs. astrology, etc.
Wilson, Peter H. ‡ The Holy Roman Empire, A Thousand Years of Europe's History ‡ A comprehensive work detailing the concepts, societal structures and history of the Holy Roman Empire. This was a time when ruling classes – on the whole – cared more about Catholic morality, supernatural realities and the salvation of souls through Christ's Church; a far cry from our modern times which cares about how much money is in our bank accounts, comprehensive health care plans, "social justice" in the form of material prosperity, fighting 'racism' at the drop of a hat, and saying the right things to get elected for 4-8 years (but not caring so much about what happens after that). Of course, it is said that the latter is just so much more evolved than the former, at least that's what we tell ourselves. Regardless, this book does a very good job of showing what the Old World was all about, which will seem very foreign to us these days. Whether that's a bad thing or a good thing depends on one's own subjective interpretation, but perhaps a more pertinent question is how does God view it? Deus vult!
† PART TWO †
Reading on Occult Hermeticism, Freemasonry, Theosophy, New Age, etc.
• Introductory Statement : I'm not espousing the worldviews given in the following books, in fact I wouldn't recommend reading them to a vast majority of people. However, a proper awareness of these esoteric viewpoints – history and philosophy – can be crucial for understanding their influence on our world, especially if you are intent on digging deep into the nature of our existence and agendas to hide it. These works are often well written, charismatic, and contain critiques and commentary that do have some merits; but there are fundamental flaws that enable a lot of evil despite any good intentions, misguided education, and any personal respect / honor that any of these authors may legitimately deserve.
When it comes to the section on ritual magic(k) [with 'c' or 'k' it matters not], Pagan/New Age Astrology, Tarot, etc., you must have a clear idea as to why you are reading and learning about these practices/systems, and I would add even greater caution before exploring these types of topics and books. I highly recommend that you do not engage in any of these practices, with the one exception being astrology. Even then, I don't recommend astrology for everyone; only to those who have a natural predisposition or inclination of interest towards it, as being relative to their curiosity and openness to the idea of a Creator or God, no matter how abstract. For this exception, only a very restricted astrology is recommended. It's also important not to exalt astrology to a degree it does not deserve (i.e. idolatry), nor impart benefits upon it which do not exist, and certainly not view it in any fated or divinatory fashion tied to predetermined outcomes or destinies; nor engage in it with any involvement of so-called "Spirit Guides" which, in the Catholic view, are simply demons masquerading as 'angels of light.'
A more properly ordered pursuit of knowledge in these areas would be for exposing these practices, or to understand them as to help convert someone out of them (hopefully into Catholicism). This is obviously where I am at now with it all. It's a very fine line to navigate these areas, and it's easy to get consumed by them to your detriment (of which I am guilty), even with intentions of exposing them. "Be wise as serpents, innocent as doves" is probably the best mantra in this regard. Er on the side of caution if you are unsure. And even if certain information can be properly ordered and transmuted (if you will), when a vast majority of people will succumb to the pitfalls of this information, as a result of it being publicly and carelessly disseminated, it's perhaps a greater good to entirely forbid it in the public spheres.
You have been thoroughly warned, now let's continue…
An Unholy Trinity - Blavatsky, Hall & Pike
Blavatsky, H.P. ‡ The Secret Doctrine Vol. I, Cosmogenesis & Vol. II, Anthropogenesis ‡ Isis Unveiled Vol. I Science & Vol. II Theology ‡ Theosophical Glossary ‡ H.P. Blavatsky's influence is much greater than most people are aware of. Her spiritual system, called Theosophy (along with Alice Bailey), is the foundation for the spirituality of the United Nations; this is under the auspices of its lesser known Lucis Trust Foundation. There are many videos in both Initiate and Adept sections of the Members content, from the Occult Science & Occult Catholicism series in particular, that discuss these connections, and provides proper resources / documentations for them.
These books are not the cheapest for a decent copy; it's likely that buying all 5 would not be the most conducive thing for your bank account. If you're more interested in the Occult influence on science and cosmology, I'd recommend Vol. I, Cosmogenesis of the Secret Doctrine, and Vol. I, Science of Isis Unveiled. If you are more interested in the Occult influence on philosophy, history and general archetypes/symbolism expressed in Theosophy, I'd recommend Vol. II, Anthropogenesis of the Secret Doctrine, and Vol. II, Theology of Isis Unveiled. The Theosophical Glossary is a useful reference guide.
A final note, Blavatsky's writings probably are the most overt and extreme form of anti-Catholicism amongst these influential Occult writers within this 'unholy trinity.' Her's contain much of the Protestant-Masonic alliance's propaganda against the Church – universally at an all-time high in the 19th century – which contains the usual rhetoric of the Black Legend and Jesuit conspiracies.
Hall, Manly Palmer ‡ The Secret Teachings of All Ages ‡ This is Hall's Magnum Opus work which re-affirms much of what Blavatsky and Pike assert. It's more readable than them, and Hall appears to be a bit more respectful and restrained, despite the flaws, errors and dangers contained within the Freemasonic ideology. He is the author of other books, but I wouldn't bother with them to start, as all you need is contained in this volume; any other works of his pale in comparison.
This book is helpful to demonstrate the connections and parallels of the Big Bang cosmology to Hebrew Kabbalah's creation stories. It's also a good resource to connect the hidden symbolism and rituals tied to the JFK assassination to Osiris and the death, resurrection and transmutation of the king––amongst other things.
Pike, Albert ‡ Morals & Dogma ‡ Albert Pike is thoroughly discussed in his section of the Knights Templar series. He was an anti-Catholic Confederate General, though his anti-Catholicism is somewhat restrained for most of the book. However, it rears it's ugly head in an over fashion on more rare occasions, and none more strident than in the 30th° on the Templars.
The 30th° chapter, though relatively short, is one of the most important recommended readings to expose Freemasonry for what it is beneath its exoteric surface. It admits, albeit in a very clever way, its plan of infiltrating the Catholic Church and Christian governments, in order to install the universal religion of Freemasonry in its stead; through in this process, a veil of Catholic orthodoxy is to be maintained. The French Revolution, and the 18th century in general, is also admitted as being the Big Bang moment (if you will) of this plan fully set into motion. Very revealing admissions indeed. We go over all of this in the Knights Templar series to uncover what is hidden beneath the surface of lovely sounding words and pretended high philosophy.
Other Noteworthy Gnostic/Hermetic/Alchemical/Occult Texts or Academic Works
Duncan, Malcolm C. ‡ Ducan's Masonic Ritual & Monitor, A Guide to the Three Symbolic Degrees of the Ancient York Rite ‡ This work will give you full documentation on Masonic hand signs, symbols and rituals. Now you don't have to rely on Alt-Media conspiracy sites, that will often make up their own meanings, usually involving some type of Satanic Panic, with no legitimate citations to be found; while certainly understandable, it's also, unfortunately, certainly counter-productive.
Jung, Carl Gustav ‡ Collected Works Vo. 14 - Mysterium Coniunctionis ‡ Jung On Christianity (Stein, Murray) ‡ The Red Book, Liber Novus ‡The first work is a useful volume to understand the bizarre world of Alchemy. Jung on Christianity helps demonstrate the Syncretism approach to religion, which is often promoted amongst in the Zeitgeist-esque folk in the Alt-Media.
The Red Book demonstrates the unfortunate 'fate' of individuals who become deeply enamored and immersed with Occult philosophy and texts. For Jung, this 'fate' was having conversations with his own personal Daimon (intended to be a manifestation within in his psyche, we'll let you decide what it actually was in reality, perhaps a bit of both), and writing them down in his Red Book, without a coherent foundational thought to be found––perhaps the desired effect intended by said Daimons. Of this book, Jung stated, “To the superficial observer, it will appear like madness.” On second thought, perhaps I'm just too profane to understand the deep esoteric secrets that his Daimon had illuminated him to.
*Louv, Jason ‡ John Dee and the Empire of Angels: Enochian Magick and the Occult Roots of the Modern World ‡ Louv is an Occultist who promotes ritual magic; he also touts the Black Legend propaganda against Spain; he's even promoted Crowley's Aeon of Horus (despite himself having plenty of his own critiques of Crowley), and also polygamy as a potential solution to 'dissolve the ego.' However, oddly enough, in spite of all that, this is an excellent book on John Dee and the bizarre world of magical thinking in Protestant England during the 16th century. It helps demonstrate the esoteric roots of Protestantism, despite a majority of modern Protestants projecting all of that magical thinking onto the Roman Catholic Church.
The problematic and immediate 'fruits' of the Protestant rebellion are to be found in abundance for those being honest about history; and these problems (from a Christian worldview at least) arose en masse within the first 50 years of the so-called Reformation. This book shows just how deep that Occult rabbit-hole goes, even in spite of Louv's propaganda against (and disdain for) the Counter-Reformation "Dark Ages" Church of the Jesuits & Habsburgs; something the Protestant history has in common with him. There is an in-depth discussion of this book in episode 32 of the P2BP podcast.
Mackey, Albert G. ‡ Mackey's Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Vol. I A-L & Vol. II. M-Z ‡ This extensive work is an excellent resource to understand Freemasonry. Think of it as an inverted Encyclopedia of the New Advent Catholic one. Amongst other things, these books reveal Masonry's adherence to the Noachide precepts of Judaism, and makes clear distinctions between Masonry and Jesuitism as being oil and water despite cries to the contrary by angry Protestants and confused Alt-Media 'truthers.'
Pagels, Elaine ‡ The Gnostic Gospels ‡ This work, though deeply flawed, gives good insights into the first few centuries of Christianity, and helps to demonstrate Gnostic beliefs along with their rebellion against the early Catholic Church. Considering Pagels 'Establishment' connections to Rockefeller funding and awards (including an award given by Barack Obama himself), one must wonder why Gnosticism is promoted as a resistance ideology to all the NWO woes we see today? Perhaps this is an example of Stockholm Syndrome and the Ouroboros of Occultism that swallows itself up in its own errors and destruction.
Quispel, Gilles & van Oort, Johannes ‡ Nag Hammadi and Manichean Studies Vol. 55, Gnostica, Judaica, Catholics. Collected Essays of Gilles Quispel ‡ This is an amazing scholarly resource that extensively details and deliberates Gnostic views and battles within early Christianity. The essays from this book were written by deceased scholar Gilles Quispel, who was obviously enamored with much of this Gnostic philosophy or alternative Christianity; thus one cannot accuse this book of bias against the Gnostics nor for Catholicism. With that in mind, the information contained in this tome gives an abundance of ammo (if you will) to objectively attack a detrimental influence of Gnosticism in modernity. E.g. Gnosticism being the primitive roots of dialectical-Marxism, or viewing the Catholic Creator as an evil abortion of the cosmos and mankind. Furthermore, it also reveals these roots as stemming from a particular tribe's revolutionary spirit, as the real-Indiana-Jones might put it.
This book is really expensive (as most Brill books tend to be), but you can obtain a copy from Library Genesis. I did the FedEx print-out method I described at the beginning of this article. It's a very long book, so a print out version, even with a discount coupon code included, will probably run you about $60-80; but this is far more favorable than paying $350-450+ for an official copy.
Ritual Magic(k), Tarot, etc.
**NOTE** Again, I stress the caveats mentioned in this section's 'Introductory Statement' for Part Two's topics.
*Case, Paul Forster ‡ The Tarot, A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages ‡ Without a doubt, this is the best book I've ever come across describing Tarot systems of philosophy and symbolism. The author created his own deck, B.O.T.A., for his Builders of the Adytum magical order.
Cicero, Chic & Sandra Tabatha ‡ Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition ‡ A comprehensive guide to understanding the rituals and philosophies in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Follow the white rabbit.
Crowley, Aleister ‡ Magick, In Theory and Practice ‡ Magick Without Tears ‡ Magick ‡ The Book of Lies ‡ Reading Crowley's work is a strange thing, and he's influenced people ranging from Jimmy Page to Jack Parsons. I don't recommend reading any of it unless you have a very good reason. There are a number of Crowley books I have referenced throughout the years of my research that are not listed here. You can get most of his works – including the books listed here – for free in .PDF form (or some other digital text format) in various corners of the internet. Unfortunately most of the digital sources are disorganized and lack page number coherence with the print books; this is the sole reason I own physical copies of any Crowley books at all, as I could not properly give citations (in most cases) without them.
Jayanti, Amber ‡ Living the Tarot, Applying Ancient Wisdom to the Challenges of Modern Living ‡ Another comprehensive guide to understanding Tarot systems of philosophy and symbolism.
Levi, Eliphas ‡ The Mysteries of Magic: A Digest of the Writings of Eliphas Levi (Waite, Arthur Edward) ‡ Transcendental Magic, Its Doctrine and Ritual ‡ Useful for understanding Baphomet and the strange world of ritual magic in Occultism. Levi, before his descent into Occult madness, had been in seminary to become a Roman Catholic priest. It is unfortunate he chose the path he did in contrast to Roman Catholicism, because he was obviously very intelligent and educated, despite his lamentable deterioration. Oh what could have been…
Regardie, Israel ‡An Account of the Teachings, Rites and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn ‡ Extensive ritual book that contains The Last Judgment which closely corresponds to the JFK assassination event.
**NOTE** See The Catholic Alchemist series, the finale of Occult Catholicism or my Astrology Services page for proper caveats and deliberations / distinctions on dealing with astrology, as you'll find it taught in 99.9% of content out there. There are a number of books on the topic that can be useful, but the three listed below are all you really need in practicality.
*Baker, Douglass M. ‡ Esoteric Astrology – A New Astrology for a New Millennium: Vol. I ‡ Baker was an Esoteric Astrology promoter, which is the same type of astrological system and philosophy as Alice Bailey, Lucis Trust, etc. Obviously proceed with caution in those areas, but despite those red flags, and keeping with the theme of separating wheat from chaff, there's extremely good information on the signs, planets and basic components of astrological systems in this book. I think there's only a Kindle version, but it is very inexpensive.
Burk, Kevin B. ‡ Principles of Practical Natal Astrology, Talented Astrologer Training Book I ‡ A very comprehensive and well organized work. Despite a vast amount of information, it's explained very practically and with an air of simplicity. It is rather formulaic however, but contains lots of useful diagrams, along with bright colors and high quality print. Bear in mind the book does indoctrinate someone into a more New Age / Theosophical worldview if they are unaware.
*Hand, Robert ‡ Horoscope Symbols ‡ An excellent intermediate book on understanding astrological theory and systems. Robert Hand has numerous other books that are praised in the modern astrology community, but this one is 'hands down' (no pun intended) the best one. Bear in mind the book does indoctrinate someone into a more New Age / Theosophical worldview if they are unaware.
A Student's Prayer : St. Thomas Aquinas - Creator of all things, true source of Light and Wisdom, lofty source of all Being, graciously let a ray of Your Brilliance penetrate into the darkness of my understanding and take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, sin and ignorance. Give me a sharp sense of understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. Grand me the talent of being exact in my explanations, and the ability to epress myself with thoroughness and charm. Point out the beginning, direct the progress, help in the completion. THROUGH CHRIST, OUR LORD, Amen.